The founding National Association of Morris and Sword Dance Clubs

Saddleworth Rushcart

Saddleworth Rushcart

Event date: 
Friday, August 21, 2015 - 18:00 to Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 18:00

Full details of the weekends events are now detailed on the Saddleworth MM website


Rushcart is running as a hosted meeting of Morris Ring sides (or Ring Meeting in other words), as it did in 2014.  However, the historic format of the weekend is unaltered.  It is a walking tour, with indoor/outdoor camping available at a small charge.  There is no feast, no food provided, and no speeches.  However, we can promise you enthusiastic and Morris savvy crowds to dance to during the weekend (even if it rains!) along the Rushcart route.  On the Sunday, the Church service at St. Chads Uppermill sees the ceremonial strewing of rushes on the Church floor, the ancient purpose of the Rushcart tradition for centuries past in Saddleworth.  As in 2014, all guest sides will be asked to join in the rush strewing to share our rushbearing tradition.

So, what do we charge you?  Simple, £5 if you use our accommodation and nothing if you do not.  All we ask, is that you provide yourself with food and drink for the weekend from the many local outlets, which cover most budgets and tastes.  You control how much you spend and will be helping support local businesses and livelihoods along the way.

We are looking for sides to join us for the weekend, edworrall [at] gmail [dot] com (contact me)  or fill in and send on the attached invite reply (hopefully this has uploaded correctly!).  Look forward to hearing from you.

For the record, female musicians are welcome at Rushcart.

edworrall [at] gmail [dot] com (Ed Worral)l
Saddleworth Morris Men